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'''Mikhail Khovanov''' (; born 1972) is a Russian-United States|American professor of mathematics at Columbia University. He earned a PhD[http://www.math.columbia.edu/~khovanov/research/thesis.pdf Khovanov's PhD dissertation], "Graphical calculus, canonical bases and Kazhdan-Lusztig theory" (1997). in mathematics from Yale University in 1997, where he studied under Igor Frenkel. His interests include knot theory and algebraic topology. He is known for the Khovanov homology for Link (knot theory)|links, introduced in his
"Our hope for the week was to understand and improve Khovanov's seminal work on the categorification of the Jones polynomial" (Page 337).
paper "A categorification of the Jones polynomial", which he published while at UC Davis.[http://daviswiki.org/Mathematics "Mathematics", UC Davis Wiki], 4 April 2007.
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